Raleigh County, West Virginia Population 2024

71,044

Raleigh County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 71,044 with a growth rate of -1.28% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Raleigh County, West Virginia is the 6th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 population was 78,921 and has seen a growth of -9.98% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202966,449-919-1.36%
202867,368-919-1.35%
202768,287-919-1.33%
202669,206-919-1.31%
202570,125-919-1.29%
202471,044-919-1.28%
202371,963-919-1.26%
202272,882-919-1.25%
202173,801-585-0.79%
202074,3867270.99%
201973,659-597-0.8%
201874,256-850-1.13%
201775,106-1,213-1.59%
201676,319-1,097-1.42%
201577,416-820-1.05%
201478,236-607-0.77%
201378,843-441-0.56%
201279,284-82-0.1%
201179,3664450.56%
201078,921
199076,819-10,002-11.52%
198086,82116,74123.89%
197070,080-7,746-9.95%
196077,826-18,447-19.16%
195096,2739,58611.06%
194086,68718,61527.35%
193068,07225,59060.24%
192042,48216,84965.73%
191025,63313,197106.12%
190012,4362,83929.58%
18909,5972,23030.27%
18807,3673,694100.57%
18703,6733069.09%
18603,3671,60290.76%
18501,765-64,684-97.34%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.28% (-919)
County Website
Raleigh County
County Seat
2010 Population
78,921
Area
605 mi²
Density
117 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-9.98% (-7,877)
Founded
1850

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White65,24787.81%
Black or African American5,4067.28%
Two or more races2,7543.71%
Asian5420.73%
Other race3470.47%
Native American40.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population by Race

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Raleigh County, West Virginia Median Age

42.6

Total

40.8

Male

44.1

Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Adults

There are 58,725 adults, (15,906 of whom are seniors) in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Age Dependency

73.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Raleigh County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female36,90149.66%
Male37,40250.34%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population by Age

Raleigh County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All29,3952.4275.124.9
Married13,7033.0288.111.9
Non Family10,6651.1665.634.4
Female3,6803.3757.342.7
Male1,3473.6366.233.8
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3.04

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Raleigh County, West Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.75%.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,058

Average Earnings

$45,595

Average Male

$31,992

Average Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

97.07% of Raleigh County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White62,83313,04420.76%
Black4,2191,37432.57%
Multiple2,65099037.36%
Hispanic1,02643442.3%
Other331164.83%
Islander33100%
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22.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.5%

Male Poverty Rate

23.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is Other, with 4.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.75%.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.98%
High School23.86%
Some College14.96%
Bachelors or Greater4.84%
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Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed51.64%
Male Unemployed36.71%
Female Employed12.22%
Male Employed4.5%
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Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Raleigh County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,139

Number of Veterans

3,804

Male Veterans

335

Female Veterans

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.91%

Born in Raleigh County, West Virginia

98.86%

Native Born

1.14%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

0.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.86% of Raleigh County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 76.91% having been born in West Virginia. 0.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Place of Birth

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